Why did you copy the homework?

Ethics in unearned learning


I came across this RT on my Twitter feed:

MY TEACHER: why did you copy the homework


Jaden Smith Think of life as Stairs motivation | DHN-TV

Going higher up the stairs

How do you think I felt when I saw this tweet?

How did the student interpret Jaden Smith's speech?

Why did this student tweet this video & comment?

Short Cuts: Unearned Learning - or the future of school, the library printer, and critical creativity

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"Confusion is the sweat of learning"

Do or Do not there is no try - Yoda Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Back to The Stairs: Originality and Where You Take Things To

Jim Jarmusch's Quotable Quote

What's the most important word in this quote?

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."

[MovieMaker Magazine #53 - Winter, January 22, 2004 ]”

from http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/131591-nothing-is-original-steal-from-anywhere-that-resonates-with-inspiration

Does that most important word relate to the tweet/Jaden Smith video?

How else can you interpret what Jaden Smith is saying? (I'm thinking in terms of doing research.)

Appropriation Issues

Examples of True Stairs

Brian Dettmer: Old books reborn as intricate art

The Making of this Smore

How long do you think it took me to create this poster?

Image credits

BROKEN FLOWERS (2005) - JARMUSCH, JIM. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 10 Aug 2015.

Careless Work
. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 10 Aug 2015.